ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that 25,000 job vacancies are up for grab on the one-day Job Fair in this city.

Some 24 local and overseas placement agencies have confirmed participation at the fair, slated on October 6 at one of the local hotels.

The vacancies included administrative staff, human resource officers, drivers, sales representatives, among others.

Jobseekers may pre-register at the DOLE- Zamboanga City Field Office or at the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the city government during office hours starting Monday.

The Job Fair is part of the five-day activity, dubbed as “Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan (TNK), a joint project of DOLE and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which is scheduled to be held from October 6 to 10.

DOLE Regional Director Ofelia Domingo said the TNK will be highlighted by several component events to include the Annual Zamboanga Peninsula Exposition (ZAMPEX); Zampen Investment Conference (ZAMPEN ICON); DOLE’s Local-Chief Executives (LCE) Forum; Labor Standards and Productivity Enhancement Session; Slingshot Halal Philippines; and, the Regional Consumers Conference (RECCON).

Dr. Sitti Amina Jain, DTI Regional Director, earlier said the objectives of the TNK is to provide more jobs and create entrepreneurs; and, raise public awareness on TNK blueprint for “Decent Employment and Entrepreneurship 2017-2022,” which envisions 7.5 million jobs by 2020.

TNK is an offshoot of Executive Order No. 25 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte approving the 25-year long term vision for the Philippines dubbed as “Ambisyon 2040.”

It is designed to realize through the collaboration of DOLE and DTI. (PNA)